1. Suspect questioned in killings of Atlanta man, girlfriend in Belize. Belize police have detained a suspect in the killings of an Atlanta man and his Canadian girlfriend and have confirmed threats had been made against the woman, a Belize City television station is reporting. [Read more]
2. Lenox Square axes fireworks show for 4th of July celebration. After more than half a century of hosting its “Legendary Fourth of July” event, Lenox Square will change things up. In the past, the event has included a 15-minute fireworks show with about 4,000 shells exploding in the sky — but not this year. [Read more]
3. Gwinnett child sex sting was largest in GBI task force’s history. Operation Spring Cleaning was a sobering reminder that child sex trafficking “isn’t just an inner city problem, isn’t just a lower socioeconomic class problem,” but one that persists in suburban metro Atlanta areas like Gwinnett County, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Tracie Cason told a crowd Wednesday. [Read more]
4. Army photographer’s last picture was of the bomb blast that killed her. Nearly four years ago, Spc. Hilda I. Clayton managed to capture a photo of the bomb blast that killed her. Clayton, who died at 22, grew up in Augusta, and worked as a visual information specialist in Afghanistan. On July 2, 2013, she and four Afghan National Army soldiers died when a mortar tube accidentally exploded during a training exercise. [Read more]
5. Mother arrested for allegedly leaving two toddlers in unlocked car. Jennifer Wattenburger told police she left her two toddlers in the car while she ran into a craft store, because she was getting a gift for one of them and didn’t want them to see it. [Read more]
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